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Karen D.

28 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

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Tabla:
A South Asian percussion instrument similar to bongos, consisting of a pair of drums, used in traditional, classical, popular and folk music. The tabla consists of two single headed, barrel shaped small drums of slightly different size and shapes. Learning starts with basics or hand technique, rhythms, and playing along with songs.

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Kelly S.
Karen was not prepared for the lesson. She spent 15 minutes trying to send me photos from a beginner Tabla book available on Amazon. She did not own a set of Tabla drums. She ensured me she could teach anything, but could not pronounce the words used for proper Tabla technique, knew no history and could not even teach me to tune. She literally was reading out of the book figuring it out along the way. I lost a lot of trust from this and asked for a full refund for future lessons.
Erika H.
Karen is an incredibly skillful teacher. She is very passionate about music and it easy to be comfortable with her. She shares her training and knowledge very clearly. The vocal exercises seem very unique and holistic for body and voice health. She is very encouraging, caring, and soul-uplifting. I feel like I have a new connection with my voice and all that is connected to using it... as an instrument and the journey is only just starting. 45 minutes went by so fast. I am looking forward to my next lessons.
Earl L.
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Dhwani T.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Biological Sciences - Cell Biology from Rutgers University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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Dhwani T.

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Hello,
Thank you for visiting my profile.
I started learning Tabla when I was 5 and still remember vividly when mum took me to classes 3 times a week for several hours. I used to sit, listen and play with my classmates during those hours and that experience has left an indelible mark. My fingers are 'hard-wired' to play and create sounds on the tabla. Every teacher will tell you, in order to play properly and create perfect sounds, everyday practice is the essential component.

Currently, I teach 17 students at BAPS temple in Edison and have been teaching there for the last 6 years.
I also have 3 students who visit my home weekly.

Please contact me for additional information.
Thank you.
Dhwani

About Dhwani

Tabla is a language which a tabla performer conveys with crisp, clear sounds for the audience to listen to and feel at one with. Essentially, the rhythm of the universe should resonate when a shishiya (student) or guru (teacher) play tabla either for a crowd or in a room. I learned tabla from gur

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Varni
Very friendly & patient
Chirag
Ellora
Pleasant, supportive, good with our 7 year old daughter. Will continue lessons!

Dhruv K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Hindi, English
  • Bachelors in Music from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • Teaching since 2008
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Dhruv K.

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Even though,my principal mode of expression in music will always be the North Indian classical percussion 'tabla', I have been very fortunate to have been able to do my undergrad and Masters in Music from SOAS,University of London and Berklee College of Music respectively. All of this musical exposure has not only helped in expressing myself using those other musical influences but it has also helped me in being able to communicate as a tutor more effectively.

I firmly believe that it is absolutely essential to get the basics right before moving/rushing on to anything further. i encourage my students to question things rather than simply to follow and reproduce. Since Indian Classical music is an oral tradition, it is important to recite the rhythmic phrases/syllables vocally before learning how to reproduce them on the instrument.  Teaching is a process in which both the student and the teacher can learn as opposed to just a one-way process. Mutual understanding is necessary to ...

About Dhruv

I have been playing the tabla since I was six years old. I received his Bachelor's in Music Studies from SOAS, University of London, where i gained exposure to the different music cultures of the world. After that, I went on to complete his Master's in Contemporary Studio Performance from Berklee

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Himat H.
Very easy to work with. He is patient and gives wonderful instruction to help the student learn.

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Karen D.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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Karen D.

29 Reviews
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Tabla:
A South Asian percussion instrument similar to bongos, consisting of a pair of drums, used in traditional, classical, popular and folk music. The tabla consists of two single headed, barrel shaped small drums of slightly different size and shapes. Learning starts with basics or hand technique, rhythms, and playing along with songs.

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

Recent Reviews
Kelly S.
Karen was not prepared for the lesson. She spent 15 minutes trying to send me photos from a beginner Tabla book available on Amazon. She did not own a set of Tabla drums. She ensured me she could teach anything, but could not pronounce the words used for proper Tabla technique, knew no history and could not even teach me to tune. She literally was reading out of the book figuring it out along the way. I lost a lot of trust from this and asked for a full refund for future lessons.
Erika H.
Karen is an incredibly skillful teacher. She is very passionate about music and it easy to be comfortable with her. She shares her training and knowledge very clearly. The vocal exercises seem very unique and holistic for body and voice health. She is very encouraging, caring, and soul-uplifting. I feel like I have a new connection with my voice and all that is connected to using it... as an instrument and the journey is only just starting. 45 minutes went by so fast. I am looking forward to my next lessons.
Earl L.
Excellent teacher

Harish B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Speaks ENGLISH
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • TABLA, from LALIT KALA KENDRA,PUNE UNIVERSITY
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Harish B.

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I was initiated into Music due to musical influences on me from my early childhood.My Father was a accomplished Flute player and My uncle was an excellent vocalist .
I received my initial training of Tabla at the age 13 from Shree.Suresh Kulkarni from Amalner in District Jalgaon.Also I continued my further studies from Shree Jayant Naik a A-Grade artist of A.I.R -Jalgaon. As Shree Jayant Naik is a Disciple of Pt.Suresh Talwalkar, on his suggestion ,I am receiving my training under the guidence of Pt.Suresh Talwalkar from 1991-till date.I am also receiving guidence from Shree Ramdas Palsule who is a senior most student of Panditji.
I gave my first performane at Amalner in the year 1988 as an accompanist to Kathak .Also I have performed in Rashtapati Bhavan as a part of N.C.C cadet in the year 1989.In 1990 I have performed on Doordarshan- Mumbai in Yuva Darshan .I am regularly accompaning a renowned Vocalis Dr.Vikas Kashalkar of Gwalior Gharana and Shree Hemant Pendse a Disciple of ...

About Harish

This is a golden opportunity to all music & dance students, to learn the most authentic way of presenting Indian Classical music, from the Maestro himself. This interactive session is aimed at educating & empowering music aspirants, towards better understanding of Indian Rhythmic Tradition. We invi

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Umesh M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Umesh M.

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Indian classical drumming 💥

If you are a beginner or an advanced student my goal is to share all my best practices I have gained over the 25 years that I’ve been playing tabla and dholak!

About Umesh

Hey there 🤙🏽 My name is Umesh and I go by UMIZUMI 💥 I’ve been playing the tabla and dholak since I was 5 years old and I’ve study taan classical music which is a dying art in our Indian community. It would be my pleasure to share my knowledge and help you attain your drumming goals! Let’s conne

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Average Cost of Tabla Lessons in Newtonville, MA

The average cost of 60-minute tabla lessons in Newtonville is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $65 and $75 per hour.
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"To attempt to put my experience with Nabin into words... very difficult! As a professional musician but a new tabla student, he knew how to begin with me and what standards to hold me to. I enjoyed how he set up the classes, we would would play together almost the entire time, focusing on several new or reviewed patterns. He would stop and give me points to focus on and continue. This approach allowed for so much memorization and focus on what would create a better result for me. Learning this instrument has literally changed my focus and grown my mind. When we were not playing he would be generous in his time by talking with me about his vast experiences as a musician and person in this world. With many things to share, Nabin connects with his students and is present in the moment from the first note to the last "see you next week". Although I have moved across the world, I will still continue to take online lessons with Nabin. I would and have highly recommended him as a wonderful tabla teacher for any and all levels."
Rory
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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"I took about 10 online session with Dhwani Sir. His teaching style is super comfortable. He was always patient and accommodated with my learning style. He was quite flexible in scheduling classes as per my work schedule. Overall, a great experience learning Tabla from amazingly skilled and talented guru."
Ishan
Took Tabla lessons from Dhwani T.
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"I am honored to be learning from Pandit Nabinji. He is one of the best tabla players. His vast knowledge, expertise, dexterity in playing combined with patience and pleasant personality is a rare and wonderful combination. Each class is combination of technique, wisdom, and soul soothing in an otherwise chaotic and stressful world. I eagerly looked forward to my weekly class. I have always wanted to learn tabla and it took me 35 years to find an excellent teacher and fulfill my dreams!. Many more years with Nabinji on this incredible journey.
Cheers,
Balaji"
Balaji
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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"Nabin Shrestha is an exceptional teacher of the tabla. He is a great choice for learning this profound art- form for all ages and all walks of life. On a personal level I have found him to be very focused in his teaching style but also very patient and very process oriented - which is the kind of teacher I need seeing how I just do this for “fun.” For those who want to learn this art as more of a career path my feeling is that Nabin would also be exceptional because of both his diligence and enthusiasm to classical Indian music. I have also known that Nabin is open minded to other approaches as he has collaborated with other musicians of the “rock” genre, etc. So if you are looking for a table teacher that has a strong creative side Nabin is the man."
Ted
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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"Dhwani has been great in getting our 4 year old son to become interested in tabla."
Sharad
Took Tabla lessons from Dhwani T.
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"I started taking lessons from Nabin from the age of 12 till the age of 19. I was encouraged by my father to take lessons from him as he saw it as a great opportunity. At first, I was not the most enthusiastic about it since tabla was an instrument I had never heard about. After taking lessons from him, not only did I fall in love with tabla, but I became obsessed with it. Nabin teaches tabla in such a way that it is extremely difficult to not be intrigued by it. He is the most patient teacher and will teach you in a personalized manner. It does not matter who you are, what your skill level is, if there is anyone that can teach you the tabla in the most complete way, it's him. Tabla is a difficult instrument to master. Thus, it is important that you find a teacher that is understanding, patient, and works with you carefully to master the smallest details. Nabin is that person. He never gets frustrated with his students and encourages them in every part of the journey.

It's not just tabla skills you will gain from Nabin. You will gain appreciation for music, the ability to become more confident in yourself, the desire to become a hard worker, and gain numerous valuable life lessons as I have. He is the greatest teacher I have had without a question and there is no other guru I would recommend."
Brindan
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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"Started my class six months ago and I must say a brilliant tabla instructor I could ever ask for. His way of teaching is just fabulous. He always keeps in mind how the class can be made interesting and gives the same. I am so fortunate that I am learning from him."
Aasna
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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"Nabin is an amazing tabla player and a gifted instructor. I feel lucky to have found someone to learn from who has such deep knowledge and passion for this beautiful music."
Stephen
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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"I started taking classes with Nabinji beginning of 2020 and it has been such a great experience. He has wealth of knowledge in this field and it shows when he teaches his students. He is very methodical and emphasizes on getting the basics right which helps in the long run.
I would highly recommend Nabinji to anyone who is planning to give tabla a try and to those who need to take there skills to the next level."
Amit
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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"We are so glad that we found Mr Nabinji Shrestra. We started tabla lessons with him for our 2 boys recently, he has been an excellent teacher for them. He is process oriented and a professional tabla teacher. Importantly, he is very patient and caring with the boys , which was a must requirement given their ages. We would highly recommend him as a tabla teacher."
Deepali
Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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